If you didn’t have time to read our stories posted this week about the recent updates of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is the right time to do it thanks to our summary. We announced 9 features and the best news of the week is about the WhatsApp business directory, available in some more countries!
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- After releasing the WhatsApp for iOS 22.23.74 update on the App Store, WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to open the chat with your own phone number right within your contacts list to some users! This feature is also available to some beta testers after installing the latest beta from the TestFlight app.
- WhatsApp is widely rolling out polls and communities to those users that install the latest WhatsApp for iOS 22.23.76 update from the App Store. These features will be rolled out to even more people soon.
- WhatsApp is releasing the ability to search for polls to some beta testers that install the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update from the Google Play Store.
- WhatsApp announced that the business directory is now available in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, and the UK, for all users that install the most recent version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS. This is surely the best news of the week:
- The WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update brings a new camera mode to some beta testers, so it is easier to record a video. Unfortunately, this update also brings some issues with the conversation tone and downloading media.
- In order to address those critical issues with the conversation tone and downloading media, WhatsApp released the 22.214.171.124 update that successfully fixes those bugs.
- WhatsApp is releasing the ability to view profile icons within group chats to some beta testers that install the latest WhatsApp Desktop beta.
- After installing the latest WhatsApp Desktop beta, WhatsApp is releasing the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents, with a caption to some users.
- Yesterday, we announced that WhatsApp plans to release a screen lock option to protect the desktop app by setting up a password, for a future update of the app.
Stay tuned for more WhatsApp news and updates coming next week!
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